Red Lion Inn

Saffron Walden, Cambridgeshire
Inn


Good local ales in a beamed bar, eclectic menus, a secluded garden with church views, and new-build rooms with a fresh, contemporary feel

Bedroom

8 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

In pretty, peaceful Hinxton, close to Cambridge, the rambling Red Lion is a popular stopover in an area deprived of good inns. And its secluded garden, replete with dovecote, arbour and patio, overlooks the church: a lovely spot for peaceful summer sipping. Another draw is the buzzy atmosphere Alex has instilled in the beamed bar with its deep green chesterfields, worn wooden boards, cosy log fire and ticking clock. Own label ale Red & Black and others from the local micro brewery – Crafty Beers, Adnams, Woodfordes, Nethergate – add to the appeal, as do eclectic menus that list a range of classic pub dishes and more inventive specials, all at good prices. Pop in for a beef and horseradish sandwich or linger over venison with blackberry jus or wild mushroom fettuccine; tuck into delicious roast Norfolk chicken on Sunday. Puddings are to die for: sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce, lemon tart with mango coulis. Named after local beers and ciders, new-build rooms are comfortable and smart with a fresh, contemporary feel – lightwood furniture, wooden floors, crisp cotton on top-quality beds, fully tiled bathrooms. Breakfasts are a serious treat.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Two nights minimum stay on weekends in high season. Please check website for more details.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Water and walks.

Dogs £10 per dog per night. Max. 2.

Garden. Field and recreation ground walk 5 minutes away.

Meals
Lunch & dinner £11-£25. Bar meals £4.50-£10.50. Sunday lunch £12.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £129
Surcharges
Singles £99. Extra bed/sofabed available £39 per person per night.
5 Twin/doubles
From £129
3 Doubles
From £129

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alex Clarke

  • Imperial War Museum Duxford - 10 minutes' drive
  • Cambridge University Colleges - 20 minutes' drive
  • Newmarket Racecourse - home of British Horse Racing20 minutes' drive
  • Audley End House - English Heritage country house open to the public - 20 minutes' drive
  • Chilford Hall - Exhibition Centre and 20 acre award winning vineyard - 15 minutes' drive
  • National Trust - Wimpole Hall and Anglesey Abbey